Posted on December 19, 2019 at 8:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No doubt you have an opinion on the House’s approval of two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

And no doubt you’ve found plenty to read that reaffirms your beliefs. 

In the interest of neutrality, though, we’re sharing NPR’s story about a relevant Watergate-era publication.

Impeachment: A Handbook was written by law professor Charles L. Black Jr. in 1974.

It’s a rare example of a “truly objective” text on impeachment, legal blogger Benjamin Wittes told NPR.

To wit: It may have been inspired by proceedings against a Republican president (Richard Nixon), but it certainly found new life decades later when a Democratic president (Bill Clinton) faced scrutiny.

Read more about Impeachment: A Handbook and the distinctive talents of its author on NPR, or listen to the original segment below.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Nonfiction, NPR, Politics

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